Jasmine Stevenson
4th Grade Teacher, Candidate for MA in School Counseling, Oklahoma City Public Schools
Jasmine Stevenson was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Central Oklahoma. During her undergraduate career, Jasmine was recognized for her academic research on first generation college students and their families. Additionally, Jasmine received the highest award for her research analysis on media stereotypes of black women. Jasmine remained an active leader on campus, as she was a part of over 12 different organizations throughout her 4 years at the University of Central Oklahoma. Upon graduation, Jasmine spent two years serving in a low-income community as a middle school English teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana as a member of Teach for America. She is now a M.Ed. candidate for a degree in school counseling and is expected to graduate in 2021. Jasmine currently serves as a 4th grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary. Her passion is to close the educational gap in the United States and provide a more equitable education for students of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Jasmine is trained in diversity, equity, and inclusion and has experience working with students who have suffered trauma. She hopes that by leading with compassion, high expectations, and culturally relevant teaching, she can eventually promote even more systemic change in education at the state-wide level.